Colorado woman impaled in distracted driving crash

Updated: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ELIZABETH, Colo. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A grisly tale out of Colorado is being put forward as a cautionary tale against checking your phone while driving, as a woman impaled herself after a distracted driving crash, and very nearly died.

Now, she's telling a painful story about the dangers of texting behind the wheel.

Christina Jahnz looked down at her phone, while pulling into her daughter's school, when her SUV slammed into the guardrail, and a metal pole about four inches thick.

The pole reportedly went through the headlight, straight into her hip, and out the top of her buttocks, pinning her to the seat.

Doctors say it barely missed vital organs, something she contributes to a higher power.

"He put it in the perfect spot so I could be here with my family; raise my children," she said.

Her daughter says it was a miracle becuase if it was any higher, she would be gone.

Now, Christina wants to make sure no one else makes the same mistake.

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